Following are select press articles that cover Canvas portfolio companies, as well as, a few non-Canvas companies on which boards our partners continue to serve.
July 11, 2017 | TechCrunch
Transfix keeps on truckin’, with $42 million in fresh funding
Transfix, which now employs 110 people, just closed on $42 million in Series C funding led by previous backer New Enterprise Associates, with participation from unnamed strategic investors with “strong ties to the retail and logistics world,” says the company.
June 29, 2017 | Fortune
This Hot Database Startup Just Snagged $50 Million in Funding
Kinetica, a startup that builds databases that harness fast graphical processing chips to perform everyday business applications, now has $50 million in new funding. The $50 million in Series A funding was led by Canvas Ventures and Meritech Capital Partners, with contributions from new investor Citi Ventures and existing backer Ray Lane of GreatPoint Ventures.
June 28, 2017 | VentureBeat
Platform9 raises $22 million to help enterprises manage hybrid clouds
Platform9, a startup that helps companies manage their cloud software deployments across on-premises data centers and the public cloud, announced today that it raised a $22 million series C round of funding. Canvas Ventures led the round, which also included participation from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Redpoint Ventures, and Menlo Ventures.
June 15, 2017 | The Wall Street Journal
Top 25 Tech Companies to Watch
Zola is named a “Top-25 Tech Company to Watch.”
June 12, 2017 | The Wall Street Journal
CrowdFlower Combines Crowdsourcing and Machine Intelligence
The startup has raised $20 million for its network of human contributors that assist with tedious data science tasks
June 7, 2017 | The Wall Street Journal
How Apple’s Siri Lost Its Edge
Nimble competitors developed new voice-powered products for the home while Apple remained focused on its phone.
May 17, 2017 | Falk Marques Group: Interviews With Women in Private Equity
Timing is Everything: Rebecca Lynn on Becoming a VC & Lending Club’s Success
Canvas Ventures Partner Rebecca Lynn had every intention of becoming a chemical engineer. But talent, luck and good timing took her down the path to VC. A chance meeting at an event resulted in a position at Morgenthaler Ventures. The market crash upended the lending space, making it the right time to back peer-to-peer lender Lending Club. And when the timing was right, Rebecca led Lending Club's IPO, the largest US technology IPO of 2014.
May 11, 2017 | New York Times
In Snap Inc.’s Tumble, Start-Ups See a Warning From Wall Street
In venture capital offices and at some start-ups across Silicon Valley, investors and entrepreneurs made Snap’s performance a subject of much talk — and their conclusions were not particularly positive. At Canvas Ventures, a venture capital firm in Portola Valley, Calif., one investor, Rebecca Lynn, said that Snap’s disappointing report was a powerful lesson to other start-ups.
April 28, 2017 | BNN
Siri’s importance to Apple grows as it develops an Amazon Echo ‘killer’
Gary Morgenthaler, partner at Morgenthaler Ventures and former director of Siri Inc, joins BNN for a look at the personal assistant's growing presence in Apple's product line seven years after the company scooped up Siri.
April 18, 2017 | Forbes
Rebecca Lynn Named to Midas List 3rd Year in a Row
Midas 2017: Meet The 100 Best Venture Capitalists In The World. Rebecca Lynn appears as #44 on this list.
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